Sunday, May 15, 2011

My life's magic charms

Today's Tweet:
"Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you."
A lot of people go by the motto, "Life is short so spend it with the people you love." So I do. I really do. Especially after my mother died. Even though I'm busy, I make time to see, talk, write to, spend even just a few minutes with the people I adore. And I am so so so very glad they do the same.  

Obviously, if I don't spend time with you, I don't love you. Obviously, if you don't spend time with me, you don't love me. It's simple enough and I feel no guilt or sadness over this. Neither should anyone actually. Again, life is too short to spend it suffering the presence of people you intensely dislike or who don't like you. 

It is sad, I will admit, that the people I should love and who should love me are the very ones who suck the happiness out of me. My happiness and my money, I'd like to add. Do you have people like that in your life, too? I call them Dementors. 

Thank God I have Vince and Vito. They are my powerful Patronus charms. I know Patronuses (Patronusi? Patroni?) are supposed to take animal form. Well, Vince and Vito were both born in the year of the Tiger so they can be tigers. Or because they are just too wonderful and adorable and chase all the gloom away, they can be rabbits!

Do you have a Patronus, too? Take care of them! They're the magic in our life! 


  1. Beautiful and inspiring post! Your boys got your back :)

  2. i can relate. *sigh* sad right? and you're right, we should take care of our Patronuses.

  3. Hi Frances!

    Love Vito's happy little face :)
    What a cutie!

    I read your comment on my blog. Isn't it disturbing how jaded people have become? Thank goodness you and I can choose not to become so.

    Hope you are always surrounded by loving, nurturing and caring people!


  4. Inspiring! Thanks, Frances! I have a patronus, my niece...but too bad that the dementor is my brother, her dad.

  5. Sending positive vibes your way!

  6. I love this post! Mind if I use your analogy in my own post (I'm a JK Rowling fan, but I wasn't quick enough to think of such a good analogy. haha)? I'll make sure to link your page for credits and all :)

  7. Your son is just soooo cute. Super cute! =)

  8. It's true that the ones whom you should love or should be loving you are the ones that block the sunshine on your window.

    I admire you for not letting them get to you. God bless!

  9. You've put all these thoughts beautifully into this written piece. Thank you for the reminder too. I'm so glad I'm a stay-at-home wife now. No babies yet but when that time comes, I'll never be more ready.

    Thanks for being an inspiration.

  10. Thanks, thanks!

    It's a sad post actually. I feel very envious of people who are blessed with families who are a source of joy.

    I'm glad I created a new family because the one I came from is just a black hole that sucks in all the light and happiness in the world =(


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